Standard pesto

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 cups Fresh basil leaves
2 Garlic cloves, chopped
¼ (2 ounces) pine nuts
Salt and pepper
½ cup Parmesan cheese
½ cup Olive oil

Place the basil, garlic, pine nuts and ½ teaspoon salt in the food processor, grind into a paste. Add the cheese and grind until thoroughly blended. With the machine running slowly add the oil.

Adjust the seasonings. Pour into a bowl.

Yield: 1 generous cup

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